The nation’s second new nuclear enrichment facility could be under construction before the end of the year, while a third languishes in need of a Dept. of Energy loan guarantee. The new facilities—one in Idaho, one in New Mexico and a third in Ohio—are needed to supply existing nuclear powerplants in the United States and could be expanded to supply new ones. Rendering: Courtesy Areva Eagle Rock plant in Idaho would be a French-U.S. engineering joint venture. Photo: Courtesy Urenco Plant in New Mexico is in production. Paris-based Areva on Feb. 11 signed a two-phase contract with San Francisco-based URS
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.